Saturday, April 15, 2017



Ion of Chios, elegaic fragment 26 West, lines 13-16 (preserved by Athenaeus 10.447 f; tr. S. Douglas Olson):
Therefore, Father Dionysus, you who please garland-loving
men, president of cheerful drinking parties—
hail to you! Grant us the time, assistant in good deeds,
to drink, and to play, and to have just thoughts!

τῷ σύ πάτερ Διόνυσε, φιλοστεφάνοισιν ἀρέσκων
        ἀνδράσιν, εὐθύμων συμποσίων πρύτανι,
χαῖρε· δίδου δ᾿ αἰῶνα, καλῶν ἐπιήρανε ἔργων,                15
        πίνειν καὶ παίζειν καὶ τὰ δίκαια φρονεῖν.

13 τοῦ A, deest epit.: corr. Bergk
15 δ' ἄρ' Ἴωνα Hecker       ἐπιήρανον Schneidewin

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